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Contributing to Society

Our corporate approach is to coexist harmoniously with the local communities and wider global society that our business touches. Toward that end we actively encourage tours of our factories, and promote community exchanges and exchanges with other companies as part of our activities to contribute to society.

Beautification Activities

Community Clean-Up Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN GROUP Business Sites ]

We are committed our engagement in environment protection activities in the region at all sites of TAIYO YUDEN Group.
Together with people in the community, we are cleaning up various places, including the roads surrounding our plants and local parks.


Community cleanup activities on hills, riversides, and seacoasts [ TAIYO YUDEN GROUP Business Sites ]

TAIYO YUDEN GROUP Business Sites are leading litter cleanup activities on hills, riversides, and seacoasts, where many different types of organisms live.

Coast Cleanup [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]

TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) engages in tree planting activities every year. This year, 80 employees planted 10,000 seedlings on 4 ha of land. We have planted more than 100,000 plants of 11 types since 2003 when this activity was started. Seedlings that were planted in 2003 have now grown to 15 m in height and 30 cm in diameter on average.

Exchange with local people

Manufacturing lessons [ TAIYO YUDEN/WAKAYAMA TAIYO YUDEN ]

The TAIYO YUDEN Group gives elementary school children lessons on manufacturing every year. The purpose of these activities is to spark children's interest in science by providing them with the hands-on and enjoyable experience of making electronic gadgets. Wakayama TAIYO YUDEN held an event where they made motor-powered robots. TAIYO YUDEN gave guidance to children as they made robots that "never fall over the edge" at Takasaki Youth Science Center and at elementary schools in Takasaki City.


Participation in festivals [ TAIYO YUDEN ]

As part of contribution to the community, TAIYO YUDEN has been participating in the “Takasaki Festival,” the “Tamamura Festival,” the “Haruna Festival” and the “Ise-machi Gion Festival” in Nakanojo Town. Many employees and their families participated in these festivals and boosted the festive mood together with other local people.



Plant tour [ Tamamura Plant/FUKUSHIMA TAIYO YUDEN/KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN ]

TAIYO YUDEN GROUP provides plant tours and hands-on experience events for local people, which are important to maintaining communication with them.
Tamamura Plant gives work experience to local junior high school students every year. They took part in an experience program this year in which they did some work at the plant.
FUKUSHIMA TAIYO YUDEN and KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN also provided plant tours for children and students.


Donations to Local Communities

Support for Social Welfare Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN GROUP Business Sites ]

TAIYO YUDEN Group makes contributions to many organizations every year.
Domestic sites of TAIYO YUDEN Group make contributions to the Sato Fund for Orphans from Traffic Accidents as well as to Gunma Prefecture.
The Sato Fund for Orphans from Traffic Accidents was founded by the founder of TAIYO YUDEN, the late Mr. Hikohachi Sato, supporting orphans from traffic accidents for their school tuition, as well as traffic safety education activities.
KOREA TAIYO YUDEN has been running a fund for orphans from traffic accidents to support their school tuition twice a year. They also make contributions for primary school tuition once a year.
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) provides commodities and cash to some organizations.

Visit to welfare facilities [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]

TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) visits local welfare facilities for the disabled and orphanages and conducts support activities every year. We delivered food, drugs, nutritional supplements, and others items.

Visit to homes for the aged [ TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG) ]

TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG) visited the local Shi Jie Beadhouse during Mid-Autumn, which is a traditional Chinese holiday, and delivered food and daily necessities.

Mid-Autumn is a traditional Chinese holiday on which family members gather and dine altogether.

Blood donation activities

Blood donation activities [ TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) ]

TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) ran nine blood donation campaigns at the business site, and 413 employees donated their blood this year. Donated blood was sent to the Red Cross and local hospitals.

Outside Awards

Environmental Awards from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]

TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) received two major environmental awards: the Energy Leadership Award and the Compliance Award. There are about 5000 manufacturing sites in the Visayan Islands. PTY received two of the nine environmental awards, which are reviewed by Philippines Government agencies, such as the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), DOST (Department of Science and Technology), and DOE (Department of Energy).